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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:38 pm
 


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Woot Woot! 4 in a row! Time to start planning the parade route!


I thought we already did that after they went 2 - 0 at the start of the season. :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:16 pm
 


Let's just hope this is the turning point. We need one NOW if it's going to do us any good. :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:36 pm
 


I dunno, I was kinda looking forward to another draft lottery party...


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:40 pm
 


Is this the masochist support group???




:oops: Sorry!!! :oops: :oops: :oops:


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:40 pm
 


:lol:

NO! :P


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:52 pm
 


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Is this the masochist support group???




:oops: Sorry!!! :oops: :oops: :oops:

Sure is, and Habs fans are more than welcome!!!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:11 pm
 


Gains possible in Oilers injuries

After years of being official punching bag of the hockey gods, the Edmonton Oilers are finally catching some breaks.

Or, some tears.

Like the ones to Ales Hemsky’s groin and Shawn Horcoff’s knee.

As much as it hurts the Oilers, and the two limping veterans, right now, losing Hemsky and Horcoff for four and eight weeks respectively is the kind of short-term pain that yields long-term gain.

There were some concerns among the half million or so armchair GMs in Edmonton that the Oilers had been running a little too hot lately. With points in eight of their last 10 games (6-2-2) and growing stronger by the week, they were actually threatening to play themselves out of the NHL draft lottery.

Not cool. There’s a plan in place that includes a blue chip building block from the class of 2011 and nobody wants to see the Oilers screw it up by winning.

But there was nothing that management or the coaching staff could do about those pesky victories. All Steve Tambellini and Kevin Lowe could do was watch it all unfold, thrilled with how the rookies were developing, but also concerned that the stud defenceman or big centre that would go a long way to completing their puzzle was floating away on a sea of Ws.

Then along come the hockey gods. Down goes Hemsky. Down goes Horcoff. Time to put the brakes on this little surge of theirs before it gets out of hand.

Now the Oilers get to look at more players — Linus Omark and Ryan O’Marra were called up to fill the voids — and will see how the existing rookies respond to even more responsibility.

There’s almost never a silver lining to losing a couple of your best guys in the middle of the season — the Oilers can tell you this from years of first-hand experience — but this might be one.

“I’m a glass-half-full kind of guy,” said head coach Tom Renney. “It does provide us opportunity to look at the depth of our system. We do have options and that’s exciting.

“It’s an interesting time. It’s so neat to become more aware of what we’ve got, maybe what we don’t have. All these circumstances provide that opportunity. We just get to know ourselves that much better.

“But that does not change the fact that we’re going to miss two crucial pieces to our team.”

That’s where it can become a bit of a fine line. Looking at more young players in expanded roles is great, but losing 20 of 21 games like they did in an injury-plagued stretch a couple of years ago isn’t good for anyone’s development. Can the rookies evolve at the same pace if the Oilers are getting crushed every night?

Or will they pick up where they left off before the injuries? Is this a different team than the one that couldn’t survive the loss of a couple top-six forwards?

We’ll see.

“For our team it’s really important to go through these things and come out the other end of them more galvanized, more aware, more alert, more willing more able to deal with it,” said Renney. “In a convoluted kind of way it’s exciting because you find out what you’ve got, and that’s important.”

Enough to still play their way out of the lottery? A lot of people hope not. Just don’t suggest to anybody inside the dressing room what a relief it is that they might start losing again.

“I want to make the playoffs,” said Renney. “I want these guys to taste how valuable the effort is, because they’re putting it in.

“Let’s not kid ourselves, at the end of the day these guys are really trying to do the right thing. I want us to come out of the other end of this having accomplished something special, and maybe something people didn’t think we could,”

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Man, losing Horcoff is just like Calgary losing J-rome. 8O

Well, dollar wise. :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:01 pm
 


The unveiling of the cheerleaders is suppose to happen tonight. My best bud's daughter will be the blonde named Nikki, if they show them at all. :D

Hope the fans like them, thats been a bit of stress for the girls.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:39 am
 


Well didn't see those cheerleaders last night, I was told they were going to be very discrete, not invisible. I'll have to make a phone call to see what happened. :(


Omark provides Oilers bounce

The game lasted 65 minutes and five shots, and Edmonton won, but all anybody wanted to talk about afterward was The Spin.

In the first shootout attempt of his first game in the NHL, Linus Omark, with the game on the line, did a full-speed spinnerama at the blueline before scoring the clinching goal in a 4-3 win over Tampa Bay.

Another You Were There moment by another one of Edmonton’s blue chip kids.

Only this one was different. This one will divide the league in half.

In one corner were the people who think it was an incredibly gutsy move by an incredibly confident kid — equal parts fearlessness and skill in a situation where he should have been shaking in his boots.

In the other corner are those, the Lightning among them, who believe it was a selfish, classless, move from a guy who put himself above the team — adding an unnecessary risk to a breakaway — in order to get some more hits on YouTube.

“I’ve done it before, I know it works,” Omark said in broken English afterward. “That’s my game, I do stuff like that, so why should I stop at this level? I took a chance.”

He took that chance with points that 19 other guys worked 65 minutes for (45 minutes, if you take a way a third period in which the Oilers were outshot 17-1). If Omark wipes out or loses control, how cool is it then? How hard would it be to skate back to the bench?

“If you think like that, it’ll happen,” he said. “If you don’t think that, it’ll work.”

Rexall Place loved it, but there will be a legion of people in the game who see it as something that goes against the culture that hockey players have spent a century building.

Tom Renney isn’t one of them.

“If he’s got the jam to be that creative and do something extra-ordinary, great,” said the Oilers coach, who didn’t want to respond to complaints out of the Tampa room that Omark disrespected the game. “I appreciate my opponent’s disappointment, but I don’t really care.

“It’s entertainment and 19,000 people had a hell of a time watching that. The shootout is there for a reason and if anybody has a problem with that then take the shootout out of the game. If you don’t want to accept how the puck crosses the line or how a guy comes in, then deal with it.”

Had this been a divisional opponent, they would have absolutely dealt with it the next time they played Edmonton.

Goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin admitted that the last time somebody tried a spinnerama move on him, the referees had to break it up.

“I remember in Vancouver, he did one right in front of me and scored a goal, I went right after him,” he said. “The referee had to separate us. I definitely wouldn’t like it, but (Omark) did it far away.”

Cocky?

“You can say that, or you can say he’s very confident,” said Khabibulin. “You know what, we kind of need that kind of confidence, a little bit of cockiness, and he’s definitely confident.”

Renney agrees.

“We’re a young team trying to find our way here. We’re trying to be credible, trying to gain respect, trying to get wins, trying to do things that our fans will embrace and appreciate, so I’m going to defend anything my team does to try and win a hockey game.”

The spin had nothing to do with winning a game, though. It was more about trying to be the centre of attention. But the coach says he won’t be sitting down with Omark and explaining that this is not the NBA.

Rather, he’ll leave the rest of the league wondering.

“Is there an advantage to that, probably,” said Renney. “If he gets in another one I’m sure the goalie is going to think what’s this little bugger going to do next.”

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Call it a hotdog move if he misses, I call it a winner that saved us from 10 rounds of useless shots like the night before with the Ducks.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:29 am
 


Bahahaha that's awesome!!! Didn't get to watch the game,cause I was getting drunk with family, but that's awesome!!!

I hope Omark manages to stay with the big team, we could use a little of that cockiness. It's entertaining atleast.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:05 pm
 


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Bahahaha that's awesome!!! Didn't get to watch the game,cause I was getting drunk with family,


What, you can't get drunk with family and watch the game at the same time? You must have a black sheep in there that's a Flames fan. [B-o]

And the broadcast wasn't ignoring the cheerleaders, there weren't any, there's a problem or their just not ready yet. Dad's not getting much info anymore seen as he's told people and it's suppose to be a secret as to whats going on. :roll: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:25 pm
 


Technical problems for the cheerleaders so their hoping for Tuesday night now. :D

I think the young Swed better keep his head up tonight....and hope he gets another opportunity at the shoot out if they don't just go out and hand the Caunck's their asses instead.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:17 pm
 


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Bahahaha that's awesome!!! Didn't get to watch the game,cause I was getting drunk with family,


What, you can't get drunk with family and watch the game at the same time? You must have a black sheep in there that's a Flames fan. [B-o]


Nope, no flames fans in my family. None of our women smoked crack when they were pregnant.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:18 pm
 


One of the cheerleaders.
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hmmm no longer blonde. :)


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:15 pm
 


Not too shabby. She looks familiar for some reason... is she supposed to?

Also, Go Oilers!!! Nothing is more thrilling than making the Leafs look bad. Except for maybe the flames. Hopefully they can do it tonight.


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